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November 13, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Colleges

Final dismount: Towson's Filberts to retire in June

Dick Filbert, head gymnastics coach at Towson since 1983, and his wife, Lynda, the Tigers' assistant coach for the past 20 years, have announced their retirements from the school effective June 30. A 1971 Towson State graduate, Dick Filbert has a 471-145-2 record in 27 seasons as head coach. He was co-winner of the National Coach of the Year award in 1990, NCAA Southeast Regional Coach of the Year twice, ECAC Coach of the Year award three times and EAGL Coach of the Year once. Lynda Filbert, who was known as Lynda MacDonald Lamonica when she competed for the Tigers' gymnastics team, was named the NCAA Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year three times.

Football: : Maryland starting quarterback Chris Turner, who suffered knee ligament damage Saturday against North Carolina State, is doubtful for this Saturday's game against Virginia Tech. That means Jamarr Robinson will likely make his first start. "We'll have to see at game time how we make that decision," coach Ralph Friedgen said. "He [Jamarr] has had a good week of practice."

Women's soccer: : Penn State midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after finishing third on the team in points (23) with seven goals and a league-leading nine assists. ... Stevenson sophomore forward Stephanie Eyler was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Year, freshman forward Melinda Kane (Mercy) was picked as the Co-Rookie of the Year and Graeme Millar was chosen as the Co-Coach of the Year.

Men's soccer: : Loyola's Jamie Darvill and Tennant McVea were named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year honors, respectively. McVea, a senior back, becomes the first three-time winner of the award, and Darvill, a senior forward, received the honor for the second year in a row. ... Stevenson freshman Ansger Otto was named CAC Rookie of the Year after leading the team with nine goals and 22 points. The Mustangs' John Plevyak was named Co-Coach of the Year.

Et cetera

Riggleman introduced as Nats' 'long-term answer'

Interim Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman officially became the team's permanent manager Thursday after what general manager Mike Rizzo called "a four-month interview." Promoted from bench coach to interim manager midway through last season, the Rockville-raised Riggleman took a team that was 26-61 (a .299 winning percentage) and guided it to a 33-42 (.440) finish. "You can know about people, and hear what you hear about people, but watching him work on a day-to-day basis, I knew we had something here that could be a long-term answer for where we're trying to be," Rizzo said.

Women's lacrosse: : US Lacrosse named Princeton assistant Michele DeJuliis (Loch Raven), a former member of the Baltimore Police Department, as strength and conditioning coach.

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